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Kentrol Tailgate Hinge Set - 50478


  • Kentrol | Part Number: KEN50478
  • Fitment:Direct Fit


Now you can have high quality stainless steel accessories with that high gloss black finish look and don't have to worry about that old rusting problem you get with regular painted steel accessories. Kentrol uses the same 304 grade stainless steel as their polished stainless accessories but with a black powder coated finish. Kentrol includes all mounting hardware with there products and you get them at the same great prices.


5.0 Awesome product

Beautiful fit and finish. And yes, it does include the stops, like the stock hinges. My stock hinges had hex-head bolts, not the Torx head bolts others gripe about. I didn't have any trouble getting the old hinges off. I did find gray primer under the stock hinges that was slightly exposed when the new hinges were installed. I used Colorall matching paint to cover up the primer. Looks great now.

from Aurora, CO |
5.0 99 TJ tailgate hinge replacements

My original hinges were wore out (more about that later). When hitting even small bumps on the road I would hear a rattle. I replaced the hinges and it fixed the problem. Here's the more: The original hinges are ALUMINUM with a steel hinge pin. Light, but not good. My hinge wasn't wore, it was actually broke. The hinge pin was broke on one side of the top hinge. I drilled out my original bold heads, removed the rest, and these went in with no problems at all.

from Ledbetter, KY |
5.0 Jeep Tailgate Hinges

These were exactly what we have been looking for an the price was the lowest we've seen. Perfect fit and tailgate now operates like new!

from Manville, NJ |
5.0 I would buy this product again.

This project took about 30 min. I couldn't be happier with outcome.

from Quincy, il |



Question & Answers

7 Answered questions

I've read conflicting information about the year range these hinges cover. Will they fit a 2005 Rubicon Unlimited? Thanks.

Asked by Bryant from United States on

Bryant, Kentrol shows the years 1997 to 2006 are correct.

Answered by Ken, ext4987 from United States on

Do the supplied hardware(bolts) fits right in, in the existing holes or shall I drill new ones? I have a 2005 Jeep Wrwngler Sport.

Asked by Art from PA on

Art, the Kentrol Tailgate Hinge Set use existing holes and do not require drilling. Thanks for the question!

Answered by Sara H. Ext 4874 from PA on

Other web sites say the Kentrol 50478 hinges will not fit my 2004 Jeep Wrangler, but yours site says they will fit. I like these hinges but don't want to buy unless I know they are 100% compatible with my 2004 Wrangler. Can you confirm?

Asked by Mike from on

Mike, the Kentrol Tailgate Hinge Set will fit your 04 just fine. Thanks for the question!

Answered by Sara H. Ext 4874 from on

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Founded in 1980, Kentrol manufactures and distributes durable, dependable parts and accessories for Jeep enthusiasts of all sorts. Their wide and varied array of off-road accessories are manufactured with high quality stainless steel, employing either polished or black powder coated stainless with marine-grade stainless steel hardware. One Kentrol hallmark is that some products are oversized and thicker to combat the inevitable wear and elements jeepers encounter. Whether you're shopping for bumpers, side steps, skidplates or differential covers, Kentrol thoroughly inspects every product it makes for fit, finish and hardware. Shop Kentrol Now

This Product Fits the Following:

  • 2006 Jeep Wrangler (TJ) Rubicon  
  • 2006 Jeep Wrangler (TJ) SE  
  • 2006 Jeep Wrangler (TJ) Sport  
  • 2006 Jeep Wrangler (LJ) Unlimited  
  • 2006 Jeep Wrangler (LJ) Unlimited Rubicon  
  • 2006 Jeep Wrangler (TJ) X  
  • 2006 Jeep Wrangler (TJ) 65th Anniversary Edition  
  • 2005 Jeep Wrangler (TJ) Rubicon  
  • 2005 Jeep Wrangler (TJ) SE  
  • 2005 Jeep Wrangler (TJ) Sport  
  • 2005 Jeep Wrangler (TJ) X  
  • 2005 Jeep Wrangler (LJ) Unlimited  
  • 2005 Jeep Wrangler (LJ) Unlimited Rubicon  
  • 2004 Jeep Wrangler (TJ) Rubicon  
  • 2004 Jeep Wrangler (TJ) Sahara  
  • 2004 Jeep Wrangler (TJ) SE  
  • 2004 Jeep Wrangler (TJ) Sport  
  • 2004 Jeep Wrangler (TJ) X  
  • 2004 Jeep Wrangler (LJ) Unlimited  
  • 2003 Jeep Wrangler (TJ) Rubicon  
  • 2003 Jeep Wrangler (TJ) SE  
  • 2003 Jeep Wrangler (TJ) Sahara  
  • 2003 Jeep Wrangler (TJ) Sport  
  • 2003 Jeep Wrangler (TJ) X  
  • 2002 Jeep Wrangler (TJ) SE  
  • 2002 Jeep Wrangler (TJ) Sahara  
  • 2002 Jeep Wrangler (TJ) Sport  
  • 2002 Jeep Wrangler (TJ) X  
  • 2001 Jeep Wrangler (TJ) SE  
  • 2001 Jeep Wrangler (TJ) Sahara  
  • 2001 Jeep Wrangler (TJ) Sport  
  • 2000 Jeep Wrangler (TJ) SE  
  • 2000 Jeep Wrangler (TJ) Sahara  
  • 2000 Jeep Wrangler (TJ) Sport  
  • 1999 Jeep Wrangler (TJ) SE  
  • 1999 Jeep Wrangler (TJ) Sahara  
  • 1999 Jeep Wrangler (TJ) Sport  
  • 1998 Jeep Wrangler (TJ) SE  
  • 1998 Jeep Wrangler (TJ) Sahara  
  • 1998 Jeep Wrangler (TJ) Sport  
  • 1997 Jeep Wrangler (TJ) SE  
  • 1997 Jeep Wrangler (TJ) Sahara  
  • 1997 Jeep Wrangler (TJ) Sport